Henk Vredeling

Hendrikus "Henk" Vredeling (20 November 1924 – 27 October 2007) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).[1]


Henk Vredeling
Henk Vredeling in 1973
European Commissioner for
Employment and Social Affairs
In office
6 January 1977  6 January 1981
PresidentRoy Jenkins
Preceded byPatrick Hillery
Succeeded byIvor Richard
Minister of Defence
In office
11 May 1973  1 January 1977
Prime MinisterJoop den Uyl
Preceded byHans de Koster
Succeeded byBram Stemerdink
Member of the European Parliament
In office
19 March 1958  11 May 1973
Parliamentary groupSocialist Group
ConstituencyNetherlands
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
6 November 1956  11 May 1973
Parliamentary groupLabour Party
Personal details
Born
Hendrikus Vredeling

(1924-11-20)20 November 1924
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died27 October 2007(2007-10-27) (aged 82)
Huis ter Heide, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyLabour Party (from 1947)
Spouse(s)
Jola Schouten
(m. 1948)
Alma materWageningen University
(Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Master of Science in Engineering)
OccupationPolitician · Agronomist · Trade Union Leader · Nonprofit director